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Italian Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Italian Chocolate Christmas Cookies

It’s December. Which means it’s cookie baking season. I don’t usually crave sweets much, so when I do eat Christmas cookies, I go for more traditional ones, such as Italian Christmas cookies. Growing up, our neighbors were Italian (like, actually from Italy), and each Christmas […]

Summer Rolls (aka Fresh Spring Rolls)

Summer Rolls (aka Fresh Spring Rolls)

I’ve always called these summer rolls as long as I could remember. Personally, I only called the fried ones spring rolls, and the fresh ones summer rolls. I tried to start a debate about this on Instagram and it seems like everyone calls them different […]

Three Cheese Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Panko Topping

Three Cheese Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Panko Topping

There’s two types of mac and cheeses, and neither of which I can eat because *play tiny violin* of my lactose intolerance. This disease has inflicted me pain and sorrow many instances where I could’ve enjoyed gloriously cheesy carbs. I know I’m supposed to talk […]

Pot Pie

Pot Pie

I’ve been making this pot pie recipe for awhile now, especially whenever I see one of those $5 roast chickens from Costcos. Yes, I buy a roast chicken, make things hard on myself and cook another meal with it. You’d think I’d give myself a […]

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

I saw this recipe for jalapeño poppers years ago and wanted to try my hand at it. It can be as simple as using three ingredients: jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon. Or you can jazz it up a bit with other add ins to make […]

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

I have used this recipe more times than my mother’s recipe. Such a statement should never be uttered (blasphemy!) but I must. This recipe requires 8 hours of soaking the rice before simply throwing everything together and pressing a button on a rice cooker. My […]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I needed an excuse to eat spam (don’t we all?) so I decided to make spam musubi. Since we don’t live in Hawaii and can’t go to the local convenience store there to pick up a giant slab of rice with a giant slab of […]

Squash and Tomato Casserole

Squash and Tomato Casserole

I don’t know what’s up with these funky 1970s colored cookbook images. I’ve been having an off week in my food photo shoots. I blame daylight savings time, because everything that is wrong this week is because of that. I don’t know how exactly, but […]